HBCU Classic Sports

                AUGUST 2021

    Football Edition, Volume I

Team Name Position Hgt/Wgt School

Atlanta

Chris Rowland
WR
5’8, 170
Tennessee St.

Buffalo

Darryl Johnson
DE
6’6, 253
NC A&T

Dallas

Joe Thomas
LB
6’1, 232
SC State

Tampa Bay

Ryan Smith
CB
6’0, 190
NC Central
Quinton Bell
OLB
6’4, 253
Prairie View

Baltimore

Anthony Levine
S
6’2, 203
Tennessee St.
Terrell Bonds
CB
5’8, 182
Tennessee St.

Cleveland

Jamie Gillan
P
6’1, 207
UAPB
KhaDarel Hodge
WR
6’2, 205
Prairie View
Montreal Meander
LB
6’2, 215
Grambling St.
Alex Taylor
OL
6’8, 301
SC State

Carolina

Trenton Cannon
RB
5’11, 185
Virginia St.
Trent Scott
G
6’5, 304
Grambling St.

Arizona

Joshua Miles
OL
6’5, 314
Morgan St.

Jacksonville

Rodney Gunter
DT
6’5, 305
Delaware St.

Indianapolis

Darius Leonard
LB
6’2, 230
SC State
Grover Stewart
DT
6’4, 315
Albany St.

Oakland

Brandon Parker
OT
6’8, 320
NC A&T

Chicago

Tarik Cohen
RB
5’6, 191
NC A&T
Lachavious Simmons
OL
6’5, 315
Tennessee St.

New Orleans

Terron Armstead
OT
6’5, 304
UAPB
Anthony Lanier
DE
6’6, 285
Alabama AM

Philadelphia

Javon Hargrave
DT
6’2, 305
SC State

Kansas City

Antonio Hamilton
CB
6’0, 195
SC State
Alex Brown
CB
5’11, 170
SC State

Washington

Danny Johnson
CB
5’9, 185
Southern

Detroit

Tony Mcrae
CB
5’10, 185
NC A&T
Bobby Price
S
6’3, 215
Norfolk St.

Houston

OT
6’5, 322
Alabama St.

Rice to Pro Football HOF

Mississippi Valley State WR, Jerry Rice, is NFL All-time Career Leading WR
11x All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl ChampioN

Payton to Pro Football HOF

Jackson State RB, Walter Payton, 7x All-Pro, Super Bowl Champ.
Arguably NFL’s most prolific rusher.

Art Shell to Pro Football HOF

Drafted from Maryland State, now Maryland Eastern Shore Shell played 14 seasons, won three Super Bowls XI, XV, XVIII 8x Pro Bowl, 4x All-Pro, 7x All-AFC, 1970 All Decade Team.

Shell is the 2nd Black Head Coach in NFL history 1990 AFC Coach of the Year, 1990 NFL Coach of the Year.

Deacon Jones to Pro Football HOF

MSVU DE, Deacon Jones, known as the “Secretary of Defense”, coined the term “sack”. Leader of the “Fearsome Foursome”, his speed, agility and endurance was unmatched.

Missing only 5 games in 14 seasons, the 8x Pro Bowler, 8x All-Pro, 2x DPOY, 1960 All-Decade Team, NFL 50th/75th Anniversary Team revolutionized the modern defensive end position.

Buchanan to Pro Football HOF

#1 overall AFL draft pick, 13 seasons, 6 All-Star Games, 2 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl.
Modern DL prototype, 6’7, 270, ran 10.2/100; played 166 consecutive games.

Willie Brown to Pro Football HOF

Undrafted Grambling CB played 16 seasons in NFL, arguably the best DB ever.
5x AFL All-star, 4x Pro Bowl, 3x All-AFL, 4x All-NFL, Super Bowl Champ XI, 54 INT.

Strahan to Pro Football HOF

Texas Southern DE, Michael Strahan, 5x All-Pro , Season Sack Record with 22.5.
(photo courtesy: NYGiants.com)

Larry Little to Pro Football HOF

Undrafted Bethune-Cookman, OL, Larry Little, stalwart of perfect 1972 Dolphins.
1972 Super Bowl Champ, 6x All-NFL, 5x All-AFC, 5x Pro Bowl
NFLPA AFC Lineman of Year 3x.

Humphrey to Pro Football HOF

Tennessee State DE, Claude Humphrey, 7x NFL All-Pro, 94.5 career sacks.
(photo courtesy:atlantafalcons.com)

courtesy:TSU Sports Info
Date: February 14, 2014
Nashville, TN – Humphrey was an All-American defensive tackle at TSU who went on to be one of the greatest passes rushers in the National Football League.
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Dent To Pro Football HOF

Tennessee State DE, Richard Dent, 3x All-American, 2x Super Bowl Champ, 137.5 career sacks.
(courtesy: Tennessee State Athletics)

courtesy: TSU Sports Info
Release: 02/05/2011
Nashville, Tenn.Former Tennessee State University defensive end, Richard Dent, has been voted for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 2011. He becomes the first TSU Tiger to be inducted while joining professional football’s elite.
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Sharpe to Pro Football HOF

                      Savannah State TE, Shannon Sharpe, 5x All-Pro, 3x Super Bowl Champion.
courtesy: SSU Sports Info
2/12/2011 1:57:26 PM

SAVANNAH, GA — Savannah State alumnus Shannon Sharpe has been named to the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk , Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.
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Williams to Pro Football HOF

Southern CB, Aeneas Williams, a walk-on, became NFL “ballhawk” for 14 years.

Carson to Pro Football HOF

SC State LB, Harry Carson, 7x All-Pro, Super Bowl Champ, NYG centerpiece for 13 years.

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